Ghana Permaculture Institute

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Jan 18 2013, 06:00:00

Along the lines of Working Villages and Songhai institute the Ghana Permaculture Institute seeks to equip individuals with "proven practical" skills which will enable them to "set up small permaculture businesses".

The institute teaches ecological agriculture.

Ecological agriculture means growing food in diverse systems that are 100% organic (chemical free) and which do not use monocultures. They build and maintain soil fertility through maintaining the right mix of plant species (including nitrogen fixers) on the land all year round and make more use of multifunctional trees and other perennial plants. Any fertilisers or sprays are made from plant materials, such as compost teas or neem insect repellent. It is natural-system-based farming. The areas of instruction include but are not limited to:

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